Peremptory – this term literally means “final” or “absolute” or not subject of dispute or change of mind. An adjournment to a date which is set to be “peremptory” means that ther matter will go ahead on that date with no further applications for adjournment to be granted. An example is “peremptory challenge” – the right of the claimant or the defendant to ask for quicker settlement of the pending legal dispute, without pointing a concrete reason for it. A synonym is “incontrovertible”

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